[tdwg-content] Idea for Discussion, Differentiating between "type's" of identifiers

Rutger Vos rutgeraldo at gmail.com
Thu Oct 7 17:49:52 CEST 2010

> As an example I am of the growing opinion that taxonomic classifications
> would be rendered perfectly adequately in SKOS - each classification being a
> free standing thesaurus linked to other thesauri/classifications using the
> standard SKOS terms.

This is how TreeBASE shows links between OTU labels submitted to it
and their matches to uBio NameBank records and NCBI taxonomy records,
using the skos:closeMatch predicate (this was deemed appropriate also
because the TreeBASE webapp determines these links mostly just by
string matching).

Dr. Rutger A. Vos
School of Biological Sciences
Philip Lyle Building, Level 4
University of Reading
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 118 378 7535

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